Admin Volunteers work behind the scenes to support our office staff in the work that keeps the Calgary Drop-In Centre running smoothly. These men and women help predominantly with data entry, filing, and other miscellaneous tasks that allow our staff to focus on bigger-picture projects that enrich the lives of homeless Calgarians.
This is an ideal role for anyone who prefers working on their own or as members of a small team. Admin Volunteers are independent, efficient, and detail oriented. If you’re new to volunteering and feel uncertain about working directly with our clients, this is a role you might be interested in.
Volunteer orientation attendance is required for this opportunity.
Number of Volunteers
Monday – Friday
(hours flexible based on Volunteer availability)
Basic administrative and organizational skills, Knowledge of databases and spreadsheets
Duties and Responsibilities
Data Entry, Filing, Basic Administrative Duties
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Training and Supervision
Supervised by Administrative Staff Member
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Drop-In Centre Located?
#1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE, just south of Langevin Bridge.
Is there parking?
Yes, the Drop-In Centre provides complimentary parking on the south side of the building. Where it is marked “Reserved Parking”, this is for our volunteers.
If the parking lot is full, where do I park?
There is additional overflow parking on the east of the building. Please ask security to unlock the parking compound.
Can I drop in and volunteer?
Unfortunately not, all volunteer activities must be scheduled in advance by a member of the Volunteer Department.
I’ve already scheduled a shift and I have more people that want to join me, can they come?
As much as we would love more volunteers, there are area volunteer limits. If you have more people who would like to volunteer, please schedule an alternate day and time with the Volunteer Department for your larger group.
How many people are considered a group?
Party of three or larger (including you) qualifies as a group. If this is the case, please follow the group application process.
I have youth that want to participate with me, can they volunteer?
We welcome volunteers of all ages. However, those who are under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by a minimum of one adult. For children under the age of nine, they need to be accompanied by an adult, with an adult child ratio of one-to-one.
I’ve volunteered with a group previously, do I need to attend an orientation?
With all other volunteer opportunities, other than to serve a meal, we require you to attend an orientation.
What should I wear during volunteering?
Closed toe shoes must be worn, along with modest and comfortable clothing during your visit. No bandanas are permitted on the property; but baseball caps are.
I think every community should have a place like the Calgary Drop-In Centre. If they did, the world would be a better place.Manisha Ghooi
Your contribution helps make it possible to serve meals, run programs, operate our facilities, and care for vulnerable clients. Apply now to the volunteer at the Calgary Drop-In Centre.